Oscars

How Do the Globe Nominations Shake Up the Oscar Race?

By John H. Foote Noticeably absent this morning from the major Nominations was First Man, the dazzling Neil Armstrong biography directed by Oscar winner Damien Chazelle. I saw First Man at TIFF and adored it, believing it to be easily among year’s best three films and Damien Chazelle’s greatest accomplishment. Yet, it has been decidedly…

THE 15 WORST OSCAR-WINNING FILMS IN MOVIE HISTORY

By John H. Foote So often through the history of the cinema, and the connection to the Academy of Arts and Sciences, wildly over appreciated films are nominated for and often win the Best Picture award, in addition to many other prizes. If you study closely the nominees and winners of each year right back…

The CRAZY Best Actress Race… So Many Possibilities

By John H. Foote Twelve performances, perhaps thirteen, are being discussed for Best Actress. Only five names will be read, only five performances nominated, with just a single winner, barring a tie as we had in 1968. It is genuinely thrilling to see so many great performances from women, but more to see so many…

Blu-Ray Review: CRAZY RICH ASIANS (***)

By John H. Foote In a brilliant marketing move, Warner Brothers has rushed their blockbuster comedy, which is also a major Best Picture contender into the home market for Christmas. Count on this being underneath many a tree of stuffing many a stocking for the holiday season. This will build even greater awareness for the…

Review: GREEN BOOK (****) The Year’s Best Film?

By John H. Foote GREEN BOOK (****) There are some films, after just a few minutes from the beginning, you can FEEL how good they are, everything is falling into place, the audience is with the film, audience, and film become one. That was how I felt the first time I saw Green Book, an…